Nancy Nelson

 Nancy Nelson, age 77, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family. 

In the eyes of the unwise, she seemed to die, but she is at peace (Ws 3:33)

God’s special fondness for Nancy is much greater than we could ever have (best friend, wife, mother of two, grandmother of seven, and great grandmother of four, plus one due July 8, 2020, and mentor). He called her home to himself at the time he did because it was the right time for her and the right time for us. Be consoled; she is now safe in his hands where no pain, malice, or torment can touch her. 

Sugar Babe, to have shared your amazing life journey was a true blessing from God. All my dreams are with you at my side, ever smiling, ever gentle on my mind. You are an amazing human being and life partner. The love of my life and more. You are my best friend. To know Nancy is to love her. 

Nancy was born in Antigo on August 30, 1942 to Edward and Marjorie (Smith) Borneman. She graduated from Antigo High School, class of 1960.

On Dec. 31, 1960 Nancy was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Daniel E. Nelson (the love of her life) at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo. Their marriage has been a great journey, full of adventure, love, an amazing family, and friends. All we are and have is a gift from God. She worked at and retired from RJ Hilger and Sons Inc.

Nancy is survived by her husband Daniel E, son Troy (Joelle) Nelson, grandchildren; Zak (Michelle) Kickhaver, Paige (fiancé Austin) Nelson, MiKayla (Brian) Kriha, Miriah (fiancé David) Nelson, Dillon Sus, Raven (Brett) Shields, and Mattilyn Yarie, great-grandchildren; Aliyah, Addilyn, Able, Oliver and one due on July 8, 2020, brothers; Robert (Leona) Borneman and John Borneman, sisters; Mary Kay Baker and Peggy (David) Jaeger, and a brother-in-law; Larry Hilger.

Nancy was predeceased by her daughter Tamie Jo Yarie, her parents, sisters; Marjorie (Gene) Arrowood, Joan (Jim) Brittenfeld, and Judi Hilger, and brother-in-law; Leroy Baker.

There will be a private celebration of Nancy’s Life held.

We are so grateful for a wonderful family and fantastic friends. Thank you all. You are amazing.

Strasser-Roller Funeral Home has been entrusted with Nancy’s care. Friends may visit online at 

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